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Gary Machlis, science advisor to the director of the National Park Service, has been named professor of environmental sustainability at Clemson University.

National Park Service science advisor to join Clemson faculty

Gary Machlis, science advisor to the director of the National Park Service, has been named professor of environmental sustainability at Clemson University. Serving a joint appointment in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management and the School of Agricultural, Forest, and Environmental Sciences, Machlis will work across Clemson colleges and departments to cultivate research and teaching initiatives in conservation and environmental sustainability. Read More


The Digital Media and Learning Labs will host a grand opening from 5-7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at 213 Tillman Hall.

Gaming is serious at new Digital Media and Learning Labs

At Clemson University’s new Digital Media and Learning Labs, playing with game systems and smartphone apps is serious business. Operated by the Eugene T. Moore School of Education, the labs are dedicated to promoting social, participatory and interest-driven learning through the use of digital media. The labs will hold a grand opening on Monday, Nov. 11, from 5-7 p.m. at 213 Tillman Hall. Read More


James Davis Jr., medical director of Greenville Health System's Memory Health Program and Ambulatory Geriatric Services, speaks at the “Transforming Health Care with Compassionate Care of our Aging Community” conference.

Compassionate health care focus of GHS-HEHD conference

Compassionate health care focus of GHS-HEHD conference “Compassionate health care is not just the right thing to do. It is the smart thing to do.” According to Clemson public health sciences professor Cheryl Dye, that was the consensus view of those who attended a recent conference on compassionate health care delivery to older adults, sponsored by Clemson’s College of Health, Education and Human Development and Greenville Health System. Read More


Two Clemson University entities will be working together to enhance rural dropout prevention efforts in 15 states. Clemson's National Dropout Prevention Center/Network and Clemson Broadcast Productions, under a subcontract to Manhattan Strategy Group (MSG), will provide services to the U.S. Department of Education to analyze the states’ dropout prevention needs and develop solutions and resources for state education departments and school districts.

Rural dropout prevention focus of Clemson, U.S. Department of Education partnership

Two Clemson University entities will be working together to enhance rural dropout prevention efforts in 15 states. Clemson's National Dropout Prevention Center/Network and Clemson Broadcast Productions, under a subcontract to Manhattan Strategy Group (MSG), will provide services to the U.S. Department of Education to analyze the states’ dropout prevention needs and develop solutions and resources for state education departments and school districts. The project will focus on states with a high percentage of schools in rural and remote areas. Read More


Mariana Souto-Manning, associate professor of education at Columbia University’s Teachers College, will present the lecture “Multicultural Teaching Beginning in Early Childhood Classrooms” on Monday, Oct. 28, from 5-7 p.m. at Clemson University.

Lecture to focus on multicultural teaching in early childhood classrooms

A former preschool and primary grades teacher, Souto-Manning teaches courses related to early literacy and multicultural education and is author of the book Multicultural Teaching in the Early Childhood Classroom: Strategies, Tools, and Approaches, PreK-2nd Grade, newly released by Teachers College Press. She is also author of Freire, Teaching, and Learning: Culture Circles Across Contexts, co-author of Teachers Act Up!: Creating Multicultural Learning Communities Through Theatre, and co-editor of Sites of Possibility: Critical Dialogue Across Educational Settings. Read More


Grand Teton National Park Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott, renowned ecologist and geographer Lee Talbot, recently retired Blue Ridge Parkway Superintendent Phil Francis, and S.C. State Park Service Director Phil Gaines were recognized for their exemplary leadership in addressing environmental issues at Clemson University’s George B. Hartzog, Jr. Luncheon.

Clemson’s Hartzog award program honors renowned parks leaders, researchers

Grand Teton National Park Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott, renowned ecologist and geographer Lee Talbot, recently retired Blue Ridge Parkway Superintendent Phil Francis, and S.C. State Park Service Director Phil Gaines were recognized for their exemplary leadership in addressing environmental issues at Clemson University’s George B. Hartzog, Jr. Luncheon. Read More


Julie Gore Fowler, an educational leadership alumna of Clemson University’s Eugene T. Moore School of Education, has been named the 2014 District-Level Administrator of the Year by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators.

School of Education grad tapped for statewide school administration honor

Julie Gore Fowler, an educational leadership alumna of Clemson University’s Eugene T. Moore School of Education, has been named the 2014 District-Level Administrator of the Year by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA). Fowler is the assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction for the Greenwood District 51 (Ware Shoals) and a 2009 graduate of the School of Education’s doctoral program in educational leadership. Presented to an associate or assistant superintendent, director, coordinator or other professional personnel at the district level, this statewide award recognizes involvement with regional or statewide SCASA educational issues, and impact on his or her school district. Read More


The Call Me Mister program seeks to place more African-American males in elementary school classrooms as teachers, and the Emerging Scholars program gives high school students from economically disadvantaged areas and first-generation families opportunities to attend summer sessions at Clemson and participate in academic programs throughout the year.

Wells Fargo gives $500,000 to Clemson programs

Wells Fargo has given $500,000 to two programs associated with the Eugene T. Moore School of Education that aim to improve educational opportunities for underrepresented populations. The Call Me Mister program seeks to place more African-American males in elementary school classrooms as teachers, and the Emerging Scholars program gives high school students from economically disadvantaged areas and first-generation families opportunities to attend summer sessions at Clemson and participate in academic programs throughout the year. Since 2006, Wells Fargo has given $1.71 million to support Call Me MISTER and Emerging Scholars. “Our Call Me MISTER and Emerging Scholars programs have touched the lives of so many young people in South Carolina, thanks in large part to the support from Wells Fargo," said Clemson President James F. Barker. Read More


Lee Crandall of the Department of Public Health Sciences and Fran Mainella, a visiting scholar in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, both addressed television audiences this week.

Faculty members offer expertise on Affordable Care Act, government shutdown

In a big news week involving the Affordable Care Act and the partial U.S. government shutdown, College of Health, Education and Human Development faculty members offered their expertise to help answer the public's questions on these pressing issues. Lee Crandall of the Department of Public Health Sciences and Fran Mainella, a visiting scholar in the Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, both addressed television audiences this week. "We are pleased about the opportunities our faculty members have to share their knowledge and experience with the public, especially in times that are challenging," said HEHD Dean Larry Allen. "It is another illustration of how our college positively impacts the health and well-being of people in South Carolina and beyond." Read More | View Stories


Renowned ecologist and geographer Lee Talbot will be the featured speaker at Clemson University’s George B. Hartzog, Jr. Environmental Lecture Series, to be held Monday, October 7, at 2 p.m. at the Strom Thurmond Institute on the Clemson campus.

Clemson Hartzog Lecture Series to feature renowned ecologist, geographer Talbot

Renowned ecologist and geographer Lee Talbot will be the featured speaker at Clemson University’s George B. Hartzog, Jr. Environmental Lecture Series, to be held Monday, October 7, at 2 p.m. at the Strom Thurmond Institute on the Clemson campus.

Talbot will speak on “International Conservation: Some Historical Perspective and Vignettes of a Career” at the annual lecture series, held by Clemson’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management to showcase leading figures in the field of conservation. The lecture series, and an accompanying awards program, is named for Hartzog, the seventh director of the National Park Service. Read More


Among those at the tailgate were Brett Wright, Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management; Alison Westcott, World Bank/GTI; Dean Larry Allen, College of Health, Education, and Human Development; Robert Powell, Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management; Bruno Laporte, Keshav Varma and Andrey Kushlin, World Bank/GTI; and (seated) Erik Rolland, University of California-Merced.

Some of the world’s leading tiger conservationists cheered the Tigers to victory over Wake Forest!

Representatives of the World Bank/Global Tiger Initiative (GTI) were at Clemson meeting with the university’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism as part of efforts to double the world’s wild tiger population by 2022. The two groups gathered to plan a leadership in conservation workshop in Bhutan, and during their time on campus, the World Bank/GTI guests attended the game and enjoyed a tailgate and Clemson hospitality! Read More


Flowers presents research at Congressional Black Caucus Foundation conference

Flowers presents research at Congressional Black Caucus Foundation conference

Lamont A. Flowers, executive director of the Charles H. Houston Center for the Study of the Black Experience in Education at Clemson University, spoke at the 43rd annual Legislative Conference of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Friday in Washington, D.C. Read More


S.C. Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell shared about the issues facing the state's seniors at the September 13 meeting of the Clemson University Institute for Engaged Aging Advisory Board.

S.C. Lt. Gov. McConnell shares needs of state's seniors

S.C. Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell shared about the issues facing the state's seniors at the September 13 meeting of the Clemson University Institute for Engaged Aging Advisory Board. Read More


Tony Cawthon Named Alumni Distinguished Professor

Cawthon named Alumni Distinguished Professor

Tony Cawthon, professor in leadership, counselor education, and human and organizational development in Clemson University’s Eugene T. Moore School of Education, has been named an Alumni Distinguished Professor at the university.“Dr. Cawthon has demonstrated a deep commitment to Clemson as an administrator, teacher, researcher and mentor, and has modeled for countless students how to become effective counselors and mentors themselves,” said Larry Allen, dean of the College of Health, Education and Human Development. Read More


Anna Hall and Matthew Boyer have received a grant to create a computer application that will impact children's writing proficiency.

Professors' proposed computer application aims to help children's writing skills

Reading, writing and comprehension are keys to a child's success in school – and life. Understanding that importance, two Clemson University education professors have received grants to create a computer application that will help children develop proficient writing skills. Read More


Clemson School of Nursing lecturer, Janice Lanham, shows student Deanna Hunt the latest in health care mobile technology. Clemson nursing students practice using mobile health care technology. This combination of mobile technology and critical thinking yields incredible dividends for patients and health care as a whole, as nurses are able to gather and offer information to patients at the point of care.

Clemson nursing students embracing role of mobile technology in health care

When you ask Clemson University School of Nursing professor lecturer Janice Lanham how to improve patient safety and care, she has a simple answer: there’s an app for that. Lanham, a former clinical nurse specialist at Greenville Health System, is teaching Clemson nursing students how to integrate mobiletechnology into health care management — an endeavor that yields incredible benefits for patients and health care as a whole. Read More


Windsor Westbrook Sherrill, professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences, will assume new responsibilities of the recently announced research collaboration between Clemson and the Greenville Health System. Sherrill will serve as interim chief science officer at GHS and interim associate vice president for health research at Clemson.

Public health sciences professor Sherrill named Clemson/GHS liaison

Windsor Westbrook Sherrill, professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences (PHS), will assume new responsibilities of the recently announced research collaboration between Clemson and the Greenville Health System (GHS). Sherrill will serve as interim chief science officer at GHS and interim associate vice president for health research at Clemson. "Dr. Sherrill brings a wealth of experience in health care management, education and research to this role," said Larry Allen, dean of the College of Health, Education, and Human Development, which houses the Department of PHS. "This experience — combined with her passion for improving health care and engaging health care collaborations — will serve both Clemson and GHS very well." Read More


Dolores Stegelin, professor at Clemson's Eugene T. Moore School of Education, presents at the 2013 Conference on the Value of Play. Photo credit: Christopher Phillips.

Conference on the Value of Play welcomes partners

Clemson University’s US Play Coalition is pleased to announce that the International Play Association USA will be the first-ever conference partner for the annual Conference on the Value of Play, and that Missouri State University will be the conference’s first university partner. Together, they will put on the conference, which will examine the latest research and practices in the field of play and draw participants from around the nation and world. The event will be held February 16-19, 2014, at Clemson's Madren Center. Read More